President Donald Trump will sign an Executive Order on improving free inquiry, transparency, and accountability on campus on Thursday.
The White House event is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. EST.
The order will demand universities to certify their commitment to free speech in order to receive federal research grants.
“The president strongly supports free speech,” a senior administration told reporters during a briefing. “American institutions of higher education should support open intellectually engaging debate, which is critical to creating the next generation of successful leaders and thinkers.”